Meijer Recalls Mint Meijer Brand Ultimate Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies Due to an Undeclared Soy Allergen
Meijer is announcing a voluntary recall of its Meijer brand Ultimate Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies because soy it is not properly declared on the label. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 22, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Study explores the role of citrus peel in reducing gut inflammation
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Hang Xiao, Clydesdale Scholar of Food Science, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how substances produced in the gut from citrus compounds are involved in decreasing inflammation in the colon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNISON notches up a win in battle for care homes
UNISON has marked a victory in its fight for staff and residents at two Southampton council-owned care homes, with the council’s decision ‘in principle’ to keep one open and promise no compulsory redundancies. Last year, the council proposed closing the last two care homes it owns, Glen Lee and Holcroft House, from April 2020, in a bid to save £31.3m a year. The homes employ 85 staff and house around 50 vulnerable elderly adults. But when it started a public consultation on the plans in October, UNISON Southampton deputy branch secretary Claire Ransom pointed to the example of Reading. The Berkshire...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article care care homes local government residential care residential care homes Source Type: news

Jacques Torres Manufacturing LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “Jacques” Big Daddy Dark Chocolate Bar
Jacques Torres Manufacturing LLC of Brooklyn, New York is recalling its 2.2 lbs. (1kg), “Jacques” Big Daddy Dark Chocolate Bar, because it contains undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Jacques Torres Manufacturing LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “ Jacques ” Big Daddy Dark Chocolate Bar
Jacques Torres Manufacturing LLC of Brooklyn, New York is recalling its 2.2 lbs. (1kg), “ Jacques ” Big Daddy Dark Chocolate Bar, because it contains undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Gilda Industries, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Butter Pound Cake
Gilda Industries, Inc voluntarily recalls select code dates and manufacturing lot numbers of Panque – Butter pound cake because they may contain undeclared milk . People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled panque –butter pound cake (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Nutrition Society Journal Club (NSJC)
Discussion and engagement with the latest research papersDevelopment of critical appraisal skillsThe interpretation and communication of research findings.Next Journal ClubThe April club will be led by Dr Wendy Hall. The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month:Estimating children ’s food portion sizes: does it make a difference whether the evaluator is a parent or an early educator? Please take the time to read the paper before the club, to maximise your engagement opportunity. To support you in thinking about what questions to ask, you may find theCASP checklists useful, which provide checklists for each study design. ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 20, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Mental health of NHS staff should be a ‘priority’, says UNISON
Responding to health secretary Matt Hancock’s pledge to overhaul mental health and wellbeing for NHS staff, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said today (Wednesday): “The mental health needs of staff should be a priority. They’re working long hours, in highly stressful conditions, often without a rest. “NHS workers can’t help patients get better unless they are well too. Proper solutions are needed though, not quick fixes. “These proposals are a step in the right direction. But far-reaching reforms are also necessary, including proper breaks, manageable workloads, and protection from abu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 20, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

Concord Fresh Success Recall Mild Salsa Seasoning Mix Due To Undeclared Milk Allergen
Concord Foods, LLC of Brockton, Massachusetts is recalling Concord Fresh Success Mild Salsa Seasoning Mix because it may contain undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk allergen run the risk of serious or lifethreatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 20, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Chukar Cherries Expands Recall Of Amaretto Rainier Ultra Dark Chocolate Cherries Pouches Due To Undeclared Milk
February 18, 2019, Chukar Cherries of Prosser, WA is recalling 7.5oz Amaretto Rainier Ultra Dark Chocolate Cherries because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 19, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Labour split is ‘terrible news’
Commenting on the announcement today (Monday) that seven Labour MPs have resigned from the party and are to sit as an independent group,UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is terrible news and the last thing public service employees across the UK will want to hear. “Working people need a Labour government but split parties don’t win elections. Labour’s overriding concern must be to look long at hard at the reasons why the MPs feel they are no longer able to stay in the party. “The party must get its act together over Brexit and ensure the country is spared the calamity of a ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 18, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release dave prentis Labour Party Source Type: news

Nice pay if you can get it
The Open University tops the list when it comes to high pay for vice chancellors. In 2017-18, it paid £718,000 for the services for former VC Peter Horrocks, including £255,000 ‘compensation’ for loss of office Image: Chris Valentine/Wikipedia   The newly established Office for Students has published its first statistics on senior management pay in England’s higher education sector. This has led to some strong headlines in the media. The Guardian reported that six university vice chancellors received more than half a million pounds for the 2017-18 pay year “in salary, bonuses a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 18, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data he high pay higher education universities Source Type: news

Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. Recalls 6.5 oz Jars & Cans of Smoked Silver Salmon Because of Possible Health Risk
Smoked Alaska Seafoods, Inc. of Wasilla, AK is recalling all jars and cans of Smoked Silver Salmon in 6.5 oz. containers with the production code of AL81111133 on the bottom of the jar/can because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Assistant general secretary hails the difference UNISON makes
“Being the biggest union – being the biggest women’s union – gives us power and with that power comes responsibility.” Addressing the union’s national women’s conference in Bournemouth, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea told delegates that they were meeting during a period of significant anniversaries. It was 70 year since the founding of the NHS, 150 years of the TUC and 100 years since (some!) women got the vote. And, of course, 25 years of UNISON itself. “I’m sure to many younger women this may feel like ancient history, but it feels like ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference 25 years Christina McAnea Source Type: news

Conference backs UNISON campaign on social care
“Social care is the bedrock of our society,” Carol Sewell told UNISON’s women’s conference this morning, as she opened a debate on the particular impact on women of cuts to social care. Noting that, while the public are highly aware of the impact of cuts in the NHS, they are less aware of the impact of cuts to social care, she described social care as “the bedrock of our society”, one that is is “provided mostly by women”, many of whom also have caring responsibilities at home. “All the home care workers want to do is their job, which they love doing”, but not wit...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference black members social care Source Type: news

Nature ’s Path Foods Recalls A Specific Production Run Of Envirokidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch And Jungle Munch Cereals Due To Undeclared Gluten
Today, Nature ’s Path Foods announced a voluntary recall of a specific production run of EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch cereals for they may contain undeclared gluten (wheat and barley). People who have a wheat allergy, celiac disease or sensitivity to gluten and wheat should not consum e the cereals with the BEST BEFORE DATE listed below due to potential adverse health effects. Nature’s Path is also removing any affected cereals from customer store shelves and warehouses. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kingston Pharma, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water Due to Undissolved Ingredient, Citrus Flavonoid
Kingston Pharma, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts” to the consumer level due to the presence of an undissolved ingredient, citrus flavonoid. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Sid Wainer and Son Initiates Class 2 Recall for Jansal Valley Dukkah Due to Potential Glass Pieces
Sid Wainer and Son of New Bedford, MA is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley brand Dukkah in 2.5oz containers because of the potential of it containing glass pieces (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blog: Every victory for our union is a victory for our women members
This morning I was proud to speak at UNISON’s annual women’s conference. It’s the biggest conference by and for women in the UK – which is fitting, as UNISON is the women’s union, with more than a million women members. Everything that happens in our union has our women members at its heart. That was built into the very foundation of our union 25 years ago, and we created a new union for a new era. A big part of that was a new rule book, which I fought for and wrote, that enshrined the role of women in our union. UNISON women are the majority of our members and the heartbeat of everything tha...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News 2019 Women's Conference Source Type: news

Birmingham care striker brings conference to its feet
UNISON women’s conference rose to its feet this afternoon, after hearing from Mandy Buckley (pictured), a Birmingham care worker and the rep for those women who are fighting against the city’s Labour council’s plan to slash their hours and pay. Telling delegates about the strike she said that “it’s hard going when it’s 12 months”. “I’ve only been a steward for two years – I have never been political,” she added. Thanking all the unions that have been supportive, she paid “Liz and Dave” [UNISON assistant general secretary Liz Snape and general sec...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference Birmingham care workers care for carers transphobia Source Type: news

Bring probation contracts back into public control to avoid further disaster
Responding to today’s insolvency of Working Links – a company that oversees three outsourced probation contracts – UNISON national officer for police and justice Ben Priestley said: “This privatisation has been a disaster and one that was long predicted. The government must immediately step in to bring these collapsed services back in-house. “The priority is to reassure the public in the South West and Wales that communities will remain protected. Staff too need assurances about their jobs, and that they will still be paid. “This is yet another catastrophe to be added to C...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release ben priestley probation Source Type: news

‘Keep going and never accept any limitations’
Politicians can often seem very distant from the reality of ordinary people’s lives. But when Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan UNISON spoke to women’s conference in Bournemouth this afternoon, she asked to be allowed to tell them her own story. “I am a proud frontline NHS worker,” she said: “A mum of two tearaway little girls … I want  them to have the very best chance at life.” Born to a Pakistani father and a Polish mother – that got “a lot of stares at school” – when her mother was left to bring up Ms Allin-Khan and her sister on her own, she had to wor...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference equality Rosena Allin-Khan MP women members Source Type: news

HCPC fee increase is an unjustified ‘tax on practising’
The proposal by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to increase its registration fee by 18% is excessive and unreasonable, says UNISON. A letter signed by 47 MPs and peers denouncing the increase has been sent to the HCPC ahead of its meeting tomorrow (Thursday) when the board is voting on the proposal. The changes will affect 15 health and care professions regulated by the HCPC across the UK. This includes paramedics, radiographers, occupational therapists and biomedical scientists. Regulated professionals are required to pay an annual fee to be allowed to practise. If the fee increase is imposed, HCPC fees wil...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 13, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release HCPC Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Ottogi America, Inc. Expands Recall on Undeclared Egg in Products
Ottogi America, Inc. announced today it is expanding its recall to include the two items below due to a possibility of containing egg ingredient undeclared on the packages. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction of they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 13, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

World Waters Issues Voluntary Recall of Select WTRMLN WTR Original 12 Packs Due To The Possible Presence of Soft Plastic Pieces. Company Urges Consumers to Check Packages Prior to Consumption
World Waters, LLC is initiating a voluntary recall of certain lots of Cold Pressed Juice Watermelon WTRMLN WTR Original 12 packs due to the potential presence of soft plastic that may be loosely floating in some of the finished products (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 11, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

On rooftops and in tunnels, city farms lead food revolution
Salad plants are already being grown in old bomb shelters but floating dairy farms and 16-storey food towers could be nextOnly the Northern line tube trains rumbling through tunnels overhead provide any clue thatGrowing Underground is not a standard farm.The rows of fennel, purple radish and wasabi shoots could be in almost any polytunnel, but these plants are 100 feet below Clapham High Street and show that urban agriculture is, in some cases at least, not a fad.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: James Tapper Tags: Farming Food Food science London UK news Environment Source Type: news

Birdseed Food Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashews in Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric & Ginger
BIRDSEED FOOD CO. of Bend, OR is recalling Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric& Ginger that was sold between the dates of 10/03/18 - 02/07/19, because it contains undeclared cashews. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 9, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

McDaniel Life-Line LLC Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Indian Herb
Felt, OK, McDaniel Life-Line LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of Indian Herb to the consumer level. This product is being recalled because it is marketed without an approved NDA/ANDA. The therapeutic claims made in the labeling for this product establish that it is a drug because it is an article (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body. Additionally, the product contains ingredients that the Agency has determined to be caustic in nature that can cause serious injury. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 9, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

UNISON seeks peaceful resolution in Venezuela
UNISON calls on the government to promote dialogue to foster a peaceful solution instead of stoking tensions as a way to resolve the Venezuelan crisis. The UK, along with European countries such as Germany, France and Spain has joined the US, Canada and several Latin American countries in endorsing Juan Guaidó, Venezuelan opposition leader and President of the National Assembly, who declared himself interim President of Venezuela. UNISON is concerned at the escalation of international interference, including the possibility of military intervention, in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation. UNISON vehemently re...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 6, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article international Source Type: news

Making David Attenborough proud
UNISON’s very own holiday resort is taking the lead and going green by taking massive steps and reducing its plastic consumption. In news that would hearten Sir David Attenborough himself, the resort in beautiful Croyde, north Devon, has started the second year of a program of initiatives to help protect the environment. Green measure taken so far include replacing soft drinks in single use plastic bottles, replacing plastic straws and removing plastic carrier bags from the shop. The resort is also sponsoring a beach clean. UNISON Croyde Bay green co-ordinator Dean Parish said: “Last year was a fantastic step i...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 5, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Croyde unison living Source Type: news

Union vows to resist Bangor university pension threat
UNISON has vowed to resist “pretty shabby” plans by Bangor University to cut the pensions of its lowest paid staff. University management is proposing to cut its contribution to the pensions of its lowest paid staff, while leaving the workers’ contribution at the level they are now, and reducing members’ benefits when they retire. The move is aimed only at non-academic staff – clerical workers, IT staff, lab workers, cleaners, caterers, security staff and more – leading UNISON locally to say the university has “shown how little it values the role of support workers”. UNISON C...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 5, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article Bangor university education services higher ed higher education occupational pensions universities Source Type: news

UNISON wins pay out for low-paid staff at Solihull Sixth Form College
Administrative staff, career advisors, science and art technicians, and library assistants working for Solihull Sixth Form College are to receive eight days additional pay a year as a result of mistakes made about the way public holiday pay was calculated. UNISON negotiated the claims on behalf of 14 members of staff employed on term-time contracts, arguing they had been treated less favourably than teachers and other colleagues employed full-time. The college has now agreed to revise the formula used to calculate their holiday allowance and pay the correct rate, backdated six years. Library assistant Julie Robinson first ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 5, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release college holiday pay Solihull Source Type: news

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In Small Number of Stacy ’s Simply Naked Pita Chips
Frito-Lay announced a limited voluntary recall of a very small number of 7 1/3 oz. bags of Stacy ’s Simply Naked Pita Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled pita chips bags. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 5, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk In Small Number of Stacy ’ s Simply Naked Pita Chips
Frito-Lay announced a limited voluntary recall of a very small number of 7 1/3 oz. bags of Stacy ’ s Simply Naked Pita Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled pita chips bags. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 5, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Allergy Alert Issued by Santa Rosa Whole Foods Market for Undeclared Walnut, Milk and Eggs in “Hipster Chipster” Cookies
The Santa Rosa Whole Foods Market store is voluntarily recalling eight packages of its “Hipster Chipster” cookies because they contain undeclared tree nut (walnut), milk, and egg allergens that were not listed on the product label. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 5, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Allergy Alert Issued by Santa Rosa Whole Foods Market for Undeclared Walnut, Milk and Eggs in “ Hipster Chipster ” Cookies
The Santa Rosa Whole Foods Market store is voluntarily recalling eight packages of its “ Hipster Chipster ” cookies because they contain undeclared tree nut (walnut), milk, and egg allergens that were not listed on the product label. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 5, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Continues its Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Levetiracetam in 0.54% Sodium Chloride Injection 1500mg/100mL Due to Mislabeling
Dr. Reddy ’ s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY) announced that it ’ s wholly owned subsidiary, Dr Reddy ’ s Laboratories, Inc is continuing its voluntary nationwide recall of lot ABD807 of Levetiracetram in 0.54% Sodium Chloride Injection, 1,500 mg/100 mL (15 mg/mL) single-dose infusion bags to the hospital level in U.S.A. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 4, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stryker Launches Voluntary Field Action for Specific Units of the LIFEPAK ® 15 Monitor/Defibrillator
The company is notifying certain LIFEPAK 15 customers of an issue that may cause the device to lock up after a defibrillation shock is delivered. The lock-up condition is defined as a blank monitor display with LED lights on, indicating power to the device, but no response in the keypad and device functions. A device in this condition has the potential to delay delivery of therapy, and this delay in therapy has the potential to result in serious injury or death. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 1, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stryker Launches Voluntary Field Action for Specific Units of the LIFEPAK ® 15 Monitor/Defibrillator
The company is notifying certain LIFEPAK 15 customers of an issue that may cause the device to lock up after a defibrillation shock is delivered. The lock-up condition is defined as a blank monitor display with LED lights on, indicating power to the device, but no response in the keypad and device functions. A device in this condition has the potential to delay delivery of therapy, and this delay in therapy has the potential to result in serious injury or death. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 1, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Working during the cold weather
As many of us experience the coldest weather to date this winter spare a thought for those who have to work outdoors in sub-zero temperatures to keep our vital public services running. UNISON head of health and safety said: “Exposure to the cold can be a serious health and safety hazard causing chilblains and hypothermia. “There is an increased risk of slipping and numb figures, or ill-fitting gloves, can make potentially dangerous equipment difficult to use. “Employers must remember their duty to look after their workers by measures such as frequent breaks from the cold, facilities for warming up, warm d...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 1, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Source Type: news

Hill ’ s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D 
Hill ’ s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the produ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 31, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hill ’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D
Hill ’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of expos ure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consu med any of the prod...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 31, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hill ’ s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D
Hill ’ s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the produ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 31, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Early pint: evidence of 'first British beer' found in Cambridgeshire
Signs of iron age brew, from as far back as 400BC, found during £1.5bn upgrade of A14Evidence of the first beer believed to have been brewed in the UK, dating back more than 2,000 years, has been uncovered by road workers.Signs of the iron age brew from about 400BC were identified in fragments of charred residues from the beer-making process found during the £1.5bn upgrade of the A14 in Cambridgeshire.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Archaeology UK news Beer Food Science Heritage Source Type: news

UNISON helps University of Bath win living wage accreditation
More than 300 staff at the University of Bath are set to benefit from a pay rise this spring, after UNISON and the university worked together to ensure that the latter can now call itself an accredited living wage employer. Set to take effect in April, it means that all workers at North East Somerset’s second largest employer will be paid at least £9 an hour. The Living Wage Foundation currently sets £9 as the figure to reflect a truer cost of living once inflation is fully taken into account. This is significantly higher than the national living wage, which is set by the government and is currently at &p...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 31, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News education higher education living wage Living Wage Foundation South West Source Type: news

Defying the cold and looking to the future
January may have ended with a cold snap for much of the country – but that didn’t stop UNISON starting the new year with a firm eye on the future, for both our planet and of our union. We joined fellow energy unions GMB, Prospect and Unite in calling for a meeting with energy secretary Greg Clark to plan a “just transition” to the low-carbon economy needed to deal with climate change. UNISON played a key role in bringing the four unions – and activists who represent 200,000 workers in the sector – together to talk about the issues last year. The unions have now drawn up a template for &l...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 31, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article BREXIT brexit draft agreement Energy EU Citizens health care just transition NHS Source Type: news

Tris Pharma, Inc Expands Its Voluntary Nationwide Retail Recall of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, Due to Higher Concentration of Ibuprofen
Monmouth Junction, NJ, Tris Pharma, Inc. is expanding the scope of its November 2018 recall by adding three (3) additional lots of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail (pharmacy) level. Some units from these batches have been found to have higher levels of Ibuprofen concentration. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 30, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nature ’ s Rx Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Silver Bullet 10x to Undeclared PDF-5 Inhibitors in the Product
Nature ’ s Rx is voluntarily recalling quantity lots of Silver Bullet 10x, description of dosage form to the hospital, retail or consumer level. This recall has been initiated because the product was found to contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil, the active ingredient in Viagra and Cialis respectively, which are PDE-5 inhibitors. The undeclared PDE-5 inhibitors in the product may pose serious health risks because consumers with underlying medical issues may take the products without knowing that they can cause serious harm or interact in dangerous ways with other drugs they may be taking (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 30, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nature ’s Rx Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Silver Bullet 10x to Undeclared PDE-5 Inhibitors in the Product
Nature ’s Rx is voluntarily recalling quantity lots of Silver Bullet 10x, description of dosage form to the hospital, retail or consumer level. This recall has been initiated because the product was found to contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil, the active ingredient in Viagra and Cialis respectiv ely, which are PDE-5 inhibitors. The undeclared PDE-5 inhibitors in the product may pose serious health risks because consumers with underlying medical issues may take the products without knowing that they can cause serious harm or interact in dangerous ways with other drugs they may be taking (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 30, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Purina Animal Nutrition Voluntarily Recalling Purina ® Honor® Show Chow® Showlamb Grower Due to Elevated Copper Level
) – Purina Animal Nutrition is voluntarily recalling two lots of Purina® Honor® Show Chow® Showlamb Grower due to elevated copper levels. The feed is packaged in purple branded Purina Honor Show Chow bags. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 29, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news